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RE: cross compiling NTLMv2 and gssapi configure issues

From: Daniel Stenberg <>
Date: Wed, 2 Apr 2014 10:39:10 +0200 (CEST)

On Tue, 1 Apr 2014, Ophir Orly wrote:

> 1. The cause for the gssapi compilation issues is that the curl configure
> script uses krb5-config to get the compilation flags, and apparently we have
> that misconfigured. I would have thought that the it will take the --prefix
> lib instead of using the tools, but I guess there's a reason for this
> behavior.

Yes, because krb5-config is usually the better choice since it has info from
the installation of the krb5 lib(s) and lets us avoid "guessing" in the
configure script.

> I thought it might be relevant since I've read something about NTLMSSP being
> removed from Windows Vista and Windows Server 2008 in favor of the Kerberos
> protocol. Will that cause issues with current NTLMv2 implementation?

No. libcurl does NTLM either completely by itself (using a crypto backend) or
it hands if off to Windows SSPI, but none of that requires or uses any krb
things as far as I can tell.

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Received on 2014-04-02